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Country Arts Support Program (CASP)
Applications close 29 July

Applications are now being accepted for the Country Arts Support Program (CASP), an annual small grants program administered by Regional Arts NSW on behalf of Create NSW.

Music Film Festival
1 – 14 August, Various Locations
Palace Cinemas presents the inaugural Palace Touring: 2019 Music Film Festival, featuring a kaleidoscopic series of master music feature films covering the past 40 years.

Building Community Using Rhythm Drum Circle Facilitation Training
6 – 8 September, Byron Bay Hinterland

Rhythm to Recovery are hosting the accredited VMC drum-circle training at the Paradise One Retreat in the Byron Bay Hinterland this September. This is the model developed by Arthur Hull, father of the modern drum-circle movement and recognised internationally. No prior musical experience is necessary. Early registrations go into the running for a signature series Remo Djembe, they close mid-August.

The Seed Fund Workshop 2020: Future Makers
Applications close 15 September

The Future Makers workshop is a chance for artists and managers to examine the mechanics of their operation. Part professional development program, part personal inquiry, our vision is for all artists and managers to progress towards becoming sustainable in what can feel like a sea of opportunities and road blocks.

Rosewood Music Camp
27 September, Strathbogie Ranges
Three days of music making, dancing, art and adventure in Victoria’s Strathbogie Ranges this Spring. This year’s theme focuses on Timor Leste and Resilience. Music teachers are encouraged to attend with their students.

The Louise Crossley Conducting Workshop
28 September, Hobart
Presented by the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra (TSO), this workshop will enable a maximum of 6 participants to benefit from an intensive workshop with Elena Schwarz, Associate Conductor of the TSO, and an opportunity to work through repertoire with two pianists.

Sista Sounds
Applications Closing Soon

Sista Sounds is MusicNT’s award-winning, innovative program that aims to encourage Indigenous women and girls to participate in a wide range of musical activities, as well as learn more about the music industry and opportunities within it.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Action Plan is establishing a new Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Network to work in partnership with artsACT to plan and design programs.  Expressions of Interest are now being accepted.

EDGE Inner West Council EOI’s
Inner West Council is taking EOI’s for EDGE Inner West! A series of local activations to support our creative community and showcase their talents. Local community group, business or artist should register their interest.


Folk Music:
Australia Folk Blogspot– A terrific resource for folk enthusiasts

Support Act Wellbeing Hotline
Support Act has launched a free and confidential service which is available to anyone working in Australian music who needs to talk to someone about any aspect of their wellbeing. The service will also offer specific urgent support for people who may be a risk to themselves or others. It is accessible 24 hours a day, 365 days per year by calling 1800 959 500 within Australia.

Bigger Better Brains
Calling all music teachers! Have you heard of Bigger Better Brains? They are an Australian team who want to tackle two massive challenges that most music educators face in their everyday lives: upskilling ourselves to understand  brain science, and educating our communities so that they understand, and by extension, support and value the power and place of music learning in every child’s life. They need your help! Here is a quick 10 minute survey to help them get it right for you.

Music Industry Harassment Research Survey
Australian musician, author and researcher Jeff Crabtree is currently gathering new research on harassment in the music industry. All music industry professionals are encouraged to participate in this survey which is approved by the UTS department of Human Ethics and Research Integrity. Data collected from the surveys will be used as credible basis for informed decision making and policy making.

Berklee Online
Berklee College Of Music in Boston and is the largest online music school in the world, has announced their first Master’s Degree program for music production and music business.

Contemporary Music:
Anatomy Music Focused Podcast
– A collection of podcasts on Australian contemporary artist and music industry issues

Industry Advice:
Beyond the Stage Podcast

3MBS and Susan de Weger present Beyond the Stage podcast, 30 minute interviews with highly trained musicians who have built successful careers in law, medicine, business and social enterprise. These podcasts will share career stories on how music education is a unique and valuable training for career success in any industry.

Australian Audio Guide
A collaborative endeavour by The Wheeler Centre and Audiocraft, the Australian Audio Guide collates podcasts and radio programs on a variety of topics – food, live storytelling, arts and culture, nature and place, sound art, music, parenting, social issues, and the list goes on. The guide celebrates audio creations with regular interviews, features and listening suggestions.

The Place of Music in 21st Century Education
Open Online
What do children need from education now, and in the future? This five module course is not just for classroom or ensemble music educators. It’s suitable for anyone interested in creativity-infused education, in contemporary education issues, and in the integration and use of digital technology.

The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health
Free online Course
The Art of Wellness: Visual Arts and Health explores personal and community health and wellness strategies using visual arts mediums. Each online module showcases the applied use of creative visual practices. The short course run by the University of Tasmania is designed to introduce you to a range of practices that promote focus and connectedness to ourselves, our relationships and the world around us.


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